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VIDEO: France launches cigarette crackdown

Thu, 2014-09-25 20:37
The French government has unveiled controversial new measures to cut the number of smokers, including introducing plain cigarette packaging.

Indonesia scraps local leader polls

Thu, 2014-09-25 20:24
Indonesia's parliament scraps direct elections for regional governors and mayors in a move widely seen as a blow for President-elect Joko Widodo.

UK faces 'five more years of cuts'

Thu, 2014-09-25 20:12
The outgoing head of the civil service predicts another five years of UK government spending cuts - and says making them will be "even harder".

US allows use of drones for filming

Thu, 2014-09-25 19:46
The US grants permission to six television and movie companies to allow for the use of drones to shoot film scenes.

Sarkozy launches political comeback

Thu, 2014-09-25 19:14
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy re-launches his political career with a rally near the northern city of Lille.

'Fifty dead' in Xinjiang violence

Thu, 2014-09-25 18:31
Chinese state media say 50 people are now known to have died in violence in Xinjiang on Sunday, in what police called a "serious terrorist attack".

US introduces a new militant threat

Thu, 2014-09-25 18:20
How a militant group, Khorasan, has become a threat

VIDEO: Sarkozy re-launches political career

Thu, 2014-09-25 18:06
France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy re-launches his political career with a campaign rally outside Lille.

World Cup fever boosts Nike profit

Thu, 2014-09-25 18:03
The US sportswear firm Nike sees a 23% jump in quarterly profit thanks in part to football fever from this year's World Cup.

Connolly's 'joy' at being Outnumbered

Thu, 2014-09-25 17:57
Billy Connolly on sand, kids and cancer

Echoes of the Black Country

Thu, 2014-09-25 17:56
Industrial landscapes of the Midlands

Nostalgia for an old-fashioned milk bottle

Thu, 2014-09-25 17:54
Why did glass milk bottles disappear from our doorsteps?

Letter 'first to suggest tipping'

Thu, 2014-09-25 16:10
A British Library researcher claims to have discovered the first person to suggest the practice of adding service charges to hotel and restaurant bills.

'Make parents join school story-time'

Thu, 2014-09-25 15:58
Parents should be made to attend school story-time, children's author Michael Rosen urges schools.

Talk therapy 'best for social phobia'

Thu, 2014-09-25 15:49
Talking therapy is more effective than pills in treating social anxiety disorder, a study has found.

A life in conflict

Thu, 2014-09-25 15:47
How a journalist gained the trust of paramilitaries

Councils debate armed police row

Thu, 2014-09-25 15:45
Council leaders are to debate concerns about the presence of armed police officers on Scotland's streets.

15% of GP antibiotic courses 'fail'

Thu, 2014-09-25 15:44
Nearly one in seven antibiotic treatments given out by GPs for common infections over the last two decades in the UK have failed, researchers say.

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2014-09-25 15:41
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

Skills boost for creative industries

Thu, 2014-09-25 15:37
A new generation of games designers, animators and visual effects artists is on its way after a training pledge from government and the creative industries.

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